Clydesdale, a wanker of an academic presents a study basically summing that "Polynesians are a downfall to the NZ economy".
He reckons that "these people" should not be brought into the country anymore because they do not contribute to the economy.
Firstly, Clydesdale. I am hoping an uneconomical Polynesian will bitch smack your redneck face with a jandal.
He goes on to say that the whole NZ/Polynesian relationship is a "mismatch" and we (NZ) should not bring in any more (coconuts).
I, as a taxpaying hard working Polynesian am dissapointed because this man -the nerve of the bastard! has basically made a sad generalisation about a people who have "also" contributed to this very floundering economy.
What Clydesdale chooses to overlook, is that Polynesians are here because NZ needed them in the first place - Polynesians have been running the factories, harvesting your crops, cleaning your streets and making up your sports teams while skinny pakehas where skipping ropes under pohutukawa trees.
If you are calling this NZ/Polynesian relationship a mismatch, then what of the relationship bewteen the maoris and the white NZ? (and frankly, Maoris have been telling you for aeons for fark off to no avail!)
I thought people like Clydesdale died off back in the Hitler era - but nope-they still exist.
What about the fact that Polynesians also represent those born in New Zealand -who have contributed from the start? Born to immigrant parents but neverthless KIWI!
This is why I reckon these arrogant academics should get out of their enclosed lecture theatres and see the reality that is New Zealand.
To blame Polynesians for their own demise is sad.
We are not asking for extra resources, nor a hand out - hell no, in fact, it is the white man who is labelling me and telling me what is best for me.
Telling me from birth that I am 'at risk' that I am from a "low socio-economic background, that I am most likely to NOT succeed.
It is attitudes like this man that sends us backwards.
It gives everyone dead ends, not solutions.
How can someone say "Lets not bring any more in?" as if they are an unwanted bag of lausului?
So bringing in Brits will be a better option?
Hello Houston! The better qualified Brits won't even move to NZ only to earn a fraction of their current income!, The ones itching to migrate are also economy drainers, (to borrow Clydesdale's notions), factory workers and unskilled people
The criminals and the drop outs that this researcher considers the voice of Polynesians are first and foremost, a product of the system.
The white man's system.
They failed because most are born into a society where they do not belong, they are Pacific Islanders in low docile schools with limited resources. But hey, they are also New Zealanders, born right here in Middlemore and Poirirua.
Thus, it is NOT a Polhynesian problem. It is a New Zealand problem. Irrespective of colour, race or geographical origins. Oka, do some research on Martin Lurther King next time polo!
How sad is that? They are only NZers if they succeed? But Polynesian if they are hopeless and kalepe fale all over? I gant biliv it
Finally, yes - there is a finally - this putrido does raise some valid points, yes-there are actually valid points in all this - that is, many Polynesians are underachieving, many are breaking into houses right now, many are not contributing to economic growth.
But for fark's sake, we can't all be Jonah Lomus and Winnie Labans and Goddesses like me!!!
Remember, for one Tana Umuga, there is a several hundred toilet cleaners.
For one David Tua, there are five hundred strawberry growers,
For one Albert Wendt, there are two hundred people at the freezing works.
And for a generation of All Black players, there a Mongrel Mob hopefully headed Clydesdale's way.
What a stink ass man